The west-central high country of Colorado could see up to 30-inches of snow beginning Thursday (January 30) at 6 PM, while Grand Junction could see two to four inches.

The National WEather Service has issued a storm warning for the Grand Valley and central Gunnison and Ucompahgre River basins. Forecasters are saying rain and snow will become widespread Thursday evening, then switch to all snow by mid-evening. The heaviest snow fall will happen between midnight and 9 AM Friday (January 30).

Forecasted Snow Accumulations by Area

Grand + Battlement Mesas | Gore And Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys | West Elk + Sawatch Mountains
Including" Skyway, Aspen, Vail, Snowmass, Crested Butte, Taylor Park and Marble

  • Winter storm warning midnight and ends Friday night.
  • Up to 30-inches of snow.
  • Wind gusts up to 30 MPH
  • Could affect travel along I-70 corridor over mountain passes and Highway 50 over Monarch Pass.

Lower Yampa River Basin | Central Yampa River Basin
Including Rangely, Dinosaur, Craig, Hayden and Meeker

  • Winter storm warning midnight tonight and ends Friday night 6 PM.
  • Up to 12-inches of snow.
  • Could affect travel along Highway 40 and Highway 12

Debeque To Silt Corridor | Central Colorado River Basin | Upper Gunnison River Valley
Including Rifle, Silt, Parachute, Mesa, Glenwood Springs, Eagle, Carbondale, Gunnison, Cimarron

  • Winter storm warning midnight tonight and ends Friday night 6 PM.
  • Up to 12-inches of snow.
  • Could affect travel along Highway 40 and Highway 12

Uncompahgre Plateau And Dallas Divide | Northwest San Juan Mountains | Southwest San Juan Mountains
Including Ridgway, Glade Park, Ouray, Telluride, Lake City, Silverton, Rico, Hesperus

  • Winter storm warning midnight tonight and ends midnight Friday.
  • Up to 20-inches of snow.
  • Could affect travel along the high mountain passes including Red Mountain, Molas and Coal Bank passes on Highway 550 and Lizard Head pass on Highway 145.

If you plan on traveling this weekend, please plan accordingly and drive safely.